I have a stupid stinking cold. I can’t be far away from a box of tissues and I generally feel like someone has filled my skull with that cavity wall filler stuff, you know the stuff that expands to fill the space and then goes hard. And it really sucks to be ill at the weekend. On the plus side it’s not affected my knitting output yet. The Apple Green Gloves are very long now, they are about 3/4 of the way up my forearms and I’ve increased 8 stitches to allow for arm widening and now I’m stuck…. I don’t know whether to:
a) do about an inch of stocking stitch with a line of yarn overs/k2togs in the middle to make a picot edge which when hemmed I could use to hide some elastic in to make sure that they do stay up my arms when I’m wearing them or…
b) do an inch of ribbing all the way round and hope that the elasticity of the rib is enough to hold them up.
If anyone’s reading this and has any thoughts please comment and let me know which you thing would be best.
So while my gloves are paused while I decide I’ve picked up the two spiral socks made of tofutsies that I started at Christmas. I’m making progress at the moment but I’m going to get to a point quite soon where I’m not sure whether to continue up the calf in the spiral pattern on a stocking stitch background or whether to switch to ribbing as this will be better for the staying-up factor. The main point of these socks is that I don’t particularly like the yarn so I was going to make as long as possible socks to use it all up – one from each end of the ball.
I guess these are the dilemmas that come from not using a proper pattern and making it up as I go along.